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U.S. Military Has Already Succumbed To Cyber Threats
2012-03-23 11:33:58

Security experts told the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee this week that foreign spies have penetrated computer networks of the U.S. military. Experts from the U.S. National Security Agency and government labs said the penetration was likely so complete that attempts to curb it should stop. The experts told the subcommittee that cyberdefense should focus on protecting data instead of controlling access. They said America has to change the way it thought about protecting Department...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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